The company UrtheCast of the Canadian city of Calgary, plans to launch the world’s first live broadcast of the Earth in high definition. Two HD-cameras will be installed on board the International Space Station (ISS).
Can be seen as part of the Earth goes to bed as destructive natural disaster hit regions of our planet. All of this can be observed live in high definition.
UrtheCast announced Thursday the creation of the world’s first high-definition cameras to be installed on the International Space Station. The new service is described as a cross between Google Earth and YouTube.
Two cameras, one with a high resolution and a frame rate of 3.25 frames per second, and the other is a medium resolution and three-color picture to be established in the Russian segment of the ISS. The equipment will have a standard set of camera features: Fast, approach, move, and so on.
The record will be available on the Internet in real time and will be distributed partners and distributors, the company UrtheCast. Users will be able to monitor the Earth by choosing optional parameters such as time and place on Earth, and interact with the video fidom.
While no information on the cost of the project and the prices for users.
"Users will be able to view the Earth from space. Service will be free to use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter," - said the president of UrtheCast.
The official launch of the project will occur on Tuesday in Calgary Chamber of Commerce. Former NASA astronaut Dr. Dave Williams, will deliver a speech at this ceremony.
"UrtheCast camera will support the ISS and will ignite a spark of youth interest in science, technology, engineering and the environment, encouraging the further development of the space industry," - said Williams.